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9:00 am >> hello, and welcome to the news. i'm stephen collagen doe with a. these are our top stories. syria's attack cannot be ignor
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ignored. mohamed morsi will stand trial for inviting the murders of protesters. and subsidized food to millions of poor indians. we'll be here with all today's sport including the worldest most expensive football player has been officially announced. >> secretary general mr. rasmussen said long term military operation is not the only way forward.
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russia wants evidence of syrian attacks. and there are calls for strong measures from arab states and turkey. france is holding meetings to make public intelligence to say that assad used chemical wells. omar al sale and peter sharp and jacky roy land in pair race because we understand that france is going to release certain intelligence on syria in the next hour or so. jacky, why are they going to do that, to what purpose? >> the idea is that the french government is seeking to bold br
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it's public by providing proof that the attacks on the 21st of august was, indeed, carried out by using chemical weapons and no one but the assad regime could have carried it out. apparently the intelligence contains details of hundreds of goosens, sarin gas, mustard gas in stock pile in syria, and they have evidence of different attacks going back to last year. this is to bolster the government's case, trying to win over parliament who is skeptical, as well as the french public, but i assure you there
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is no question the parliament having any kind of veto as we've seen in the united kingdom. the parliament in france doesn't have that prerogative and it's the president who makes the decision of engaging military action overseas. >> he was quite aggressive saying we must punish syria, and they have 64% of the public don't want any military involvement in syria. then as you rightly pointed out the u.k. parliament vetoed, and mr. obama has sent it to congress. >> françois hollande took a particular position on it, and late on friday the phone
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conversations going on between president obama and hollande and the read out we are getting on that both men having the need and the determination to act, and the conviction that bashar al-assad was behind that attack. then we see the american president stepping back and handing the responsibility to making a decision to congress. now the president has been talking about the sovereignty of nations. he respected the decision of the british parliament because the united kingdom is a sovereign nation but he said frances will is a sovereign nation, and as such it will take its position. now it looks as though he's waiting for an indication, waiting for a lead from the united states. and that clearly is not a comfortable position for him to be in.
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>> jacky rowland in paris. thank you. we'll talk to omar al saleh in a moment, but peter sharp, he doesn't believe there is evidence of chemical weapons is used, so russia isolated? >> that's right, well, the russian government and president putin have been steadfast in their support of syria, and always maintained that the attacks were carrie carried oute rebels in effort to bring others into th the conflict.
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he said the evidence is inconclusive. there are no dates, times, position, coordinates, and it's unconclusive, it's non-concrete, and it's not going to go far enough. if president obama was hoping as this evidence came out it would strengthen his case that syria had carried out these attacks and weakened russia's stance and support for syria, he'll have been very, very important. russia is remaining steadfast for syria and president assad. >> it could make for an interesting g-20. three weeks ago putin was a pariah, and he could turn the tables. >> he corks i think president obama will be the one to turn the back foot. as you said he was considered a
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pariah, so much so that the canadian prime minister said it should be called the g-7 plus one. i think putin will be holding his ground. he'll be in a stronger position when this meeting starts on thursday. he'll feel that obama has been damaged by the british decision not to support military action in syria by this vote in parliament, and of course the decision that obama is now having to delay and wait until congress look over the evidence. i think it's felt by mean observers that president obama would have much preferred to have--if there was going to be military action--to get rid of it before the g-20 and then look ahead, but north you it's going to be the elephant in the room again, the possibility of up coming strikes in syria. >> peter sharp in moscow, thank you. let's go over to omar live from
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antacia. the over tone of the meetings that been let's send it back to the united nations. how has the ffc reacted to that? >> they are disappointed. they didn't say that officially or they did not mention it in a statement. on the phone with meeting americans of the syrian members of the coalition they did say that they are sorry for this decision. it fell short of backing a military intervention against the civilian regime, and if you cain aspeech he called on backif military intervention the end
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the killing machine of the regime against its own people. we heard from the arab league secretary general saying that the military intervention is not an option, and the political solution is the only way forward. >> mr.the prime minister of tury wants a meeting. why is he being so hawkish. >> that is the only way of the turkish prime minister. he was the most vocal of assad and wants him gone. what president erbogey wants the
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syrian president departure. turkey has some interest in this because if the syrian regime is still in place, there is war, then perhaps turkey would be affected and there would be repercussions. turkey share 900 kilometers with syria, and they feel there might be some reflection from that violence to spill over in turkey. >> omar al saleh, many thanks. inside syria fighters say they have taken over a post on the outskirts of damascus. activists also up loaded in video on the internet. they say the military has shelled many buildings in
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residential areas. and this video appears to show a plane crashed and the aftermath. >> to egypt, the state state prosecutors say mohamed morsi will go on trial for inciting the killing of demonstrators. the leader of muslim brotherhood will be cited on similar charges. some al jazeera staff are being held without proper legal grounds. for the safety of our correspondent we will not be naming him but he joins me on the phone. first of all, tell us more about the decision to put morsi on trial, and who else will appear on trial? >> well, it's the first time
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that the deposed president morsi will be put on trial. he has bee allegedly taken parto break people out of prison, and to attack some prisoners. he has never been called on those charges, and now he's been charged with committing acts of violence and inciting the killing of opposition proteste protesters in last year. morsi had issued a constitutional decree that gave him far too many powers, and allegedly according to the
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egyptian prosecutor mohamed morsi asked the ministry interior to disperse the protesters and to do the job itself with little clashes around the presidential palace which left nine dead. it has been disputed, and of course this is a very significant development that takes u up the equation, one of the best known muslim brotherhood figures was arrested just a few days ago. >> we've also been hearing i've been reading on reuters that they have dissolved the group of the muslim brotherhood as an organization. that poses a legal challenge to the group and all part of the
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crackdown by the interim government on muslim brotherho brotherhood. >> that's right. in fact, it goes back to earlier current crackdown on the movement, muslim brotherhood and the political justice party. the muslim brotherhood registered as a political organization. there have been lawsuits filed, and they can see in their eyes the writing on the wall because they feel that muslim brotherhood should not be allowed to operate around the country. it was diss dissolved. so recent months they have been trying to decide what to do with the muslim brotherhood. now this judicial panel has recommended it's disslowings.
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the courts will reconvene on the 9th of november. >> thank you for joining us from cairo. roads used by n.a.t.o. forces has been closed due to attacks. we have more from the afghan capital kabul. >> explosions destroyed dozens of vehicles and mark the start of a fire fight between the fighters and u.s. and afghan forces supported by n.a.t.o. >> the enemy has set fire to the base of forces. the attack were in two different locations. three attackers were near the base. all three were killed.
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>> reporter: it's part of $30 billion of equipment being withdrawn as u.s. forces leave afghanistan. there were no u.s. or afghan casualties. this marks an increased of taliban assault. 100 afghans including security forces and civilians have been killed. this is the second attack on a n.a.t.o. base in less than a week. on wednesday taliban attackers send 20 fighters in to assault the base. eight afghans were killed, and more than 50 injured in that attack. in the same province on sunday the bodies of seven afghan army soldiers were discovered. their hands bound with chains. local officials say the taliban captured them on the highway and then shot them to death. jennifer glass, al jazeera, kabul. >> still to come on this news
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our. [♪ singing ] >> praying for peace. we meet a group taking shelter in a church from the almost constant violence there. plus africa's fresh water lakes struggle to eliminate an invad invader. [♪ music ] >> the decision follows sunday's discovery that radiation levels have increased. we have this update from tokyo. >> japan's nuclear regulation
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authority says there is no evidence of new leaks at the fukushima nuclear plant. the readation readings were higher over the weekend than compared to two weeks ago because tepco, the company in charge of the power plant, has been using more sophisticated machines to detect radiation. the previous machines could not read as the new machines. now the latest revelations has forced the government to taking a direct approach to handling this crisis. >> we have decided to take care of the issue, not just leaving it to tepco. we will deal with this so as not to repeat such an incident. >> now prime minister shinzo abe will hold a meeting on details so speculation of this plant can
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be revealed on tuesday. we don't know what it will include, but it will have to deal with this very immediate problem of how to store the contaminated water at the plant. the nuclear regulation authority had no choice but to discharge some of this water into the ocean, but they'll make sure that whatever water is dischar discharged will meet regulatory holds. >> south carolina said the money given to the world health organization to repair medical facilities and provide medicine. almost 200 people working for cambodia's khmer rouge say they haven't been paid since june. the tribunal which is bogged down beare by resignations and h
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of elderly defenders. the health of providing cheaper foods to the poor of india, the bill intends to cover more than 800 million indians providing with heavily subsidized food. every state will decide on an income limit. only those earning less than that limit will be qualified. they'll receive rice, wheat, and cellar at a reduced price. >> the indian government has long struggled to feed it's people. but in an i a impassioned plea,
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urged representatives to vote to change. >> we must together rise to the occasion, set aside our differences and affirm our commitment to their welfare and well-being. it is my father's sovereign thought and my humble opinion that it's those very people that we should turn this bill into an act and do so. >> india has experienced rapid economic growth, but despite the country's good fortune, hundreds of millions have not had enough to eat. hunger has been a persistent problem. right to food after save the country leaders have finally taken responsibility. >> i think this is a good thing. it acknowledges hunger and makes
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the state accountable for the hungry, and there this is a positive step forward. >> the government says its food security bill will force india to become more self issue. output will increase and food delivery systems will be improved. those who champion the food bill will change things but others do not agree. >> this is nothing in th in a cy the size of india. >> this could provide indians with widespread social benefits. but the budget associated with ambitious plans may yet prove otherwise. al jazeera, new delhi. >> for more on this let's speak
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to vandama shiva, economist, this legislation guarantees cheap grain up to 67% of the country's population. it's probably the world's largest act of welfare, but can india afford it? >> well, the first thing is we have slipped back because we had 100% coverage under an universal public system that went down in 1991 by the prime minister who was then the finance minister under the pressure of world bank. to say it's the first time large coverage has been given is false. it's a very narrow coverage compared to the universal that we had.
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second it's very clear that the additional amount of expenditure is very small. what the government has done in trying to insure it's doing something very big on the food front is allowing government spending schemes whether it's the midday meal, about it all under one bundle. when you add that together we're only talking about 10,000 additional expenditure. this is not the reason for the instability of the indian economy as many wise economists have been saying, but it's not the solution for food security for two reasons. first, it says nothing about procurement from indian farmers. that piece is totally missing. >> okay, if-- >> if you don't i take car takef producing more food as we are doing right now at a farm right
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now. and if farmers income is not secure, small farmers are the backbone of the food in india, this bill could betray them. >> you don't think that this is the right way to find solution in india. if you don't think this is the right way to solve, what is the right way to tackle food security? i reduce the number and amount of food shortages for india's porist. poorest. >> first, the poorest people must be growing food. they have gone through an economic system where agriculture has become unviable and forced many farmers to
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commit suicide. farmers need a fair price. the reason why the bill could be very dangerous, the foot not talking about bio fortification. that's the secret language of the bio tech entry to sell golden rice with vitamin a, and gmo bananas. >> a lot of details for us to take in, but i take it you don't feel this is a right way to feed the poor. many thanks to you, shiva for joining us. we're going to have a look at the winds of change blowing to japan. here steff. >> yes, they've been blowing a little bit too hard. here's the reason why. 27 people have been injured as this tornado ripped through two
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suburbs of tokyo. it has overturn cars and damaged some houses as you can see. the two suburbs affected with 30,000 people without power thanks to this one tornado. now the tornado was thanks to this area of cloud that has been with us for a good couple of days. it no, sir only has given us destructive winds but heavy torrential downpour. 137 millimeters of rain in the last 24 hours. that's on top of all the rain we've seen over recent days. so it is incredibly wet, and there are more rains still to come. on tuesday as we see yet more heavy rain there could well be a problem with landslides as well and more on the way of flooding. we have another reason for concerned as well. just to the south of us we have this area of cloud here. that's really within the same belt that is giving us our destructive weather over japan over the moment. it has developed into a tropical
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storm and is expected to head its way to the north. we could see a tropical storm very close to japan. >> many thanks, steff more to come including germany's chancellor makes a bid for a third term in office andç]
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>> n.a.t.o. says the apparent chemical attack in syria is inexcusable and can't be ignored. the political process is the only way forward. france says it has new evidence of the use of chemical weapons. egypt state prosecutor say mohamed morsi will on trial for
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inciting the killing of protesters. the latest of attacks of the armed group attacking afghanistan in the last week. government forces backed by u.n. son-in-laws are advancing on m 23 rebels. markham webb went to the front line interviewing people finding shelter in a church. >> reporter: this group has found shelter, many have had relatives killed. the church service is a rare moment to escape the daily struggle.
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many of them now live here. this is where they keep what they have. they sleep on the floor. caught up in fighting time and time again, she has lost her whole family. >> i don't have a husband. he's dead. three of my children were killed during the fighting. my other two children died of disease. i don't have anyone to take care of me. >> the displaced community is just one of many. around a million people in eastern congo have fled their homes since the fighting started in may last year. for the displaced people fight something tough. this woman's cooking on the floor here outside of the church. the food he they have here they have to bring from the farms. for most of them the farms are further out of town in that direction. the fighting is in the same praise. they have to wait for a lull in the fighting before they can go home and collect firewood and
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food to eat. carrying heavy loads from the front is not easy, and it's not safe. there has been a lot of heavy fighting in the last two weeks. the government pounded the rebel positions with artillery and tanks and the u.n. sporte suppod them with guns and infantry. this is the destruction that people are running from. nightfall and the displaced cook dinner. they say they rarely have enough to eat. civilians are suffering. you can see how they live. they used to live normal lives but now they're living like animals. they prepare to go to bed. the floor is dirty and its crowded. for many it's been like this for months. they just want to go home.
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malcolm webb, al jazeera, near goma in the democrati democratic of congo. >> representative of the red cross joins me. fighting has erupted again. is it your understanding that residential areas are being shelled? >> well, last week the red cross are concerned about the fact that densely populated areas, we need to respect the area. >> are they making that distinction? >> the conflict has been lasting
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morlasting, and it's a very comx situation. not only goma but in different areas, it's complex in many senses, and of course the civilian population is paying a heavy price. >> how would you describe the price civilians are paying? >> well, communities have been displaced, sometimes several times as your report just recalled, living in adverse situations. the wounded, some of them reach
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hospital where they can be taken care of, but many are in extremely isolated area. this displacement is like what we see around goma. >> and the united nations is fighting along side government troops for the moment. does that mean that additional humanitarian law will be upheld? >> well, as we know the international community of the red cross work across conflict, it is very important that everyone who is in position of influence to work for a better,
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and to give and resolve the conflict. it is extremely dynamic environment and very unpredictable, not only for the civilian communities but those who are strikin trying to bringo them. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> africa's lake is being chok choked. we have reports on an ambitious project to remove the weed. >> for the last 20 years they have been fishing on lake victoria. he says fishing here was once a lucrative business but not any more. in recent years he and other fishermen have been returning with less fish.
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>> the weed has made the lake shallow. the fish has migrated and most of the fish we catch are either too small or sick like this one. >> this is a weed that has reduced the fisherman's catch where the once sandy shores of the lake, the weed has taken over. >> lake victoria provides life for millions of people who live on or near its shores. but now it's choking and almost solid with the weed, and that is having a disastrous affect on the people who depend ton on it. they have taken the initiative to clear the lake of the weed.
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using this conveyer the weed is cut and pulled out of the water. it's a laborious and frustrating task. once on shores the roots germinate and its traced back into the waters. >> it's not a cure. basically we'll try to make sure the fishery's life, the fishermen who are effected in this region, for them there is an avenue where they can go in the water and go fishing without having to go further away. for some the weed has been a blessing. making furniture out of dried branches of the weed. >> they can eat well, they can dress well. >> for shorts the removal the weed is not negotiable. so for now the water weed keeps
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it's dark grip on lake victoria. >> viewers have been tuning in to see angela merkel battle it out for this month's german election. >> reporter: supporters welcomed her like a reigning champion in her fight against an underdog. they had to go on the attack for any chance of victory and target the government. >> ththe decisive point the thid package for greece we may need to admit that the crisis strategy until now has failed because it only brings these
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countries into a downward vicious cycle. what is miss something a structural program, growth, and the fight against youth unemployment. also mrs. merkel agreed to a youth program to council, the question is what happened to this. >> the hope was that he would turn his party's fortunes around. >> i think he was very active. i think he has a better argument. >> out there in the clouds. not concrete. doesn't say what they will do and one wonders why it wasn't done i in the last few years. i think he presented it in a good way. >> reporter: one of the biggest problems is that this election seems to be more about personalities than policies, and with 70% of germans liking
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angela merkel she has become the country's elected leader. part of that is her go slow approach to the euro crisis, and in the interest of german taxpayers when it comes to helping countries like greece. >> she has ignored her rifle almost never responding to his attacks. she allowed herself a few jabs but focused on her record. >> we can achieve further progress. the work is not over yet, of course, there are many worries, many woes. but we have shown that we can do it, and that's in a difficult time, in a time in which we've had the worst european crisis. but germany is strong. germany is an anchor of stability, and i want to continue on this path, and i think that what we have shown really convinces people. >> a quick poll conducted after
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the debate said that viewers felt. the opposition was slightly more convincing, but many more people like merkel, and that could be all the difference. >> a former ss officer has gone on trial in germany accused of the murder of a dutch resistence fight center 1944 in what will be one of the last trials of its kinds. the german national face as life sentence if found guilty. he's charged with shooting the resistence fighter four times in the back. dozens of people have been protesting in romania against a mining project in transylvania. the government wants to introduce a new law declaring the project of national interest. the area is a tourist attraction
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and many feel the project will damage that. >> going head to head in new york. you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this."
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>> policthe police used tear gao move protesters back from parliament in mexico city. protesters threw rocks and set
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objects on fire. protesters are against the government's education reforms. canada's oil boom is producing an unwanted affect. we have reports from detroit where big plumes of smoke. >> clouds of black dust against a dark side blowing over the detroit river. there was panic on both sides of the international water way. a canadian tour boat stopped at the bridge while passengers and crew locke looked on. >> at first we thought it was a tornado. we really consistent kno didn'tt was. the obliterated the bridge. you couldn't see through it.
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>> the dust three off petroleum coke. it's a by-product of bi bitumenf tar sands. many ait's not dangerous but scientists feel different on that. otherwise feel otherwise as they find black dust alon in their hs and along the streets. >> the dust was flying on into the window sills. getting into the apartment. if it was that easy to get into the apartments that means they're breathing it. >> after the uproar in detroit the piles have shrunk and they told the storage company to move the petroleum coke or get rid of it entirely. while rarely used as fuel in north america it's sold as fuel in china. and it means tense of millions
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of tons of coke is accumulating in canada and the u.s. >> our whole society is built on cheap energy. that does not include the cost of energy by-products such as waste piles of residuals. this is a really expensive problem that is still waiting to be solved. >> activists expect new piles of coke will be placed here amid-coal in an industrial site by the shipping port. whether or not it's as toxic as many fear, it's no longer being stored on detroit's waterfront, but what to do with this by-product of bitumin refining is not just here but across north america. >> signing gareth bale to tens
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of thousands. he's the most expensive player after a long running transfer. the english side tottham paid a record $132 million. he thanked his fans for a great welcome. a move that has sent shockwaves around football, i'm joined by a former player who also went for a record fee, andy gray who is nag sport now al jas sports reporter. >> normally when someone goes for such an enormous fee it is because like rinaldo did, he was the best player in the world, and the fee reflected that. with gareth bale, what we have right now particularly in
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football in europe demand is outstripping supply. they have their feaster rival to make the team better, and real madrid are demanding that their team and president do something in response, and i think that gareth bale you had there right now is probably as good as they're going to get. i know gareth bale is a fantastic footballer, i don't know if he's going to be a great footballer at world level. >> he's a similar sort of player to christiano rinaldo. >> what you've gene gareth grow into is an all round accomplished footballer. rinaldo plays on the left of the football pitch.
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i think gareth plays just behind the frontman, they'll look to play him there and they can play him on the right-hand side. so there are plenty of options to get bale in along side rin rinaldo. >> it's rare for players to move abroad. how do you think bale will settle into spain? do you think he'll be accepted in dressing room politics? >> that's my one worry. there are a lot of massive egos of footballers whose ego he is might have been bruised today. but he's a charming young man, and he hassen an adoring family. the fact that he spoke in spanish today suggests that he has been preparing for this for quite some time and i have no doubt that he'll settle in. as long as the dressing room accepting gareth bale, he'll do
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well. >> do they hope to make their money back? >> well, the hope to sell as many shirts as they possibly can. if gareth works as his potential suggests, and improve and become even better footballer, if he helps real madrid to do something that they haven't done in the best part of a dozen years, and that's to win the champions league, something that they covet dearly. if he helps them do that, then he'll more than repay the money that real madrid has paid for him. >> andy gray speaking to us live from our studio in doha. thank you so much for your time. bale's transfer may be the biggest of the window, but with eight hours remaining there is plenty of news. we'll go to monitoring the developments. now madrid seems happy to unload players.
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>> yes, now what has been confirmed, that kaka, it didn't really work out for him there. and it's something that real madrid is not gaining money from. of course, you've got arsenal fans for them to sign someone: they're looking at strikers and from real madrid, they're not giving up on me contra-a.
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maria. we'll see what happens there. and manchester united, they're trying to trigger a release and get in for close t, they'll need to spend more than what they're offering, they want baines and felani away from every evefromeverton. >> there are critics as well. >> a lot of fans buy into the excitement forgetting this is cold hard football business. it's not meant to be
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entertainment, but being sold as some form of entertainment. then you find managers having to rush into things and there is a frenzy before it closes. >> we'll talk later. lee w we well-ing speaking to ue from london. >> messi scores three goals against valencia. two goals and right in the first half. the highlights. messi still proves to be a match
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winner. winner. djokovic has strolled into th wy for the finals. >> it makes me happy that i have room for improvement, and i keep on spending hours and hours on the court and working on my game and serve, especially that part of my game. i want to try to get as many three points as possible. >> champion andy murrays will goes to the fourth round and prevails in three h sets. >> the real reason why i've done
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well is because i work hard and i train hard, and you know, all those other things are just extra bits and pieces. but the reason why guys do well is not when they go through a bit of rain or weather, it's hard work and having good people around you. >> serena williams her defeat to sloane stevens. sergio garcia continues to set the pace after the third round of the deutsche bank championship. a round of 65 to extend his lead to two strokes. heinrich benson is next with a round of 66. that's it for me for now. stephen back to you. >> stay with us on al jazeera. we'll have the latest on syria in just a few seconds from paris
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>> today president obama continues his efforts to rally support in congress and strike on syria. it has been less than 48 hours since the president said he needs congressional approval. he mans to meet with john mccain and lindsey graham, lawmakers who have pushed the white house to take a stronger stance against syria. suspected taliban fighters have launched an attack on a military base this morning. three of those attackers are now dead. the gunfight prompted the closure of a main road used by n.a.t.o. supply trucks.


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